♔ KJRSOS Rider's Field of Study | Finding Connection ~ Healthy Movement of the Centaur Body
This is the study of under the parameters of what is healthy movement for the horse, what is healthy when we introduce a rider into the equation. When we no longer are just talking about the horse and healthy movement, but the horse/rider combination, a new creature, one combined from two, this new physical structure demanding different parameters to ensure the health of the horses.
This is where we speak of bend not lean, collection and the need for the horse not to be on his forehand and why.
Where do we want the weight to be supported from? Three Levels. Front, Center, Back and what does this look like in the horse.
Bend vs Lean
Banking through a turn versus staying upright through the turn
Covering everything from change of bend, what we want to see in the horse/human combo when we any kind of turn. Based on Foundation Principle To Move Into Our Hand
A discussion on tracking up, overtracking and are we focusing on the wrong thing? Rather than worrying about overtracking or tracking up that this as everything is about balance. Sweet exquisite balance of the horse/rider, the centaur, combination. The horse needs to step into the specific spot that balances what is above. He needs to step into the center of balance to lift it up into power.
Check under First Principles
Pre-requisite The Canter
This is in essence a non-category, not something that we study but something that we encourage you not to study.
The Hand Gallop is a gait that many do not utilize. Often not understanding the difference between the hand gallop and the gallop that we see with a horse speeding down the final turn at the racetrack. So many people miss out on this wonderful gait.